Monday, July 20, 2009

The Wardrobe

"Don't do it, little girl! Don't go in there!"

I couldn't believe my ears.

Was the lady next to me in the dark theater seriously telling the main character in The Chronicles of Narnia not to go into the wardrobe?

Obviously this woman was scared of what would happen to Lucy as soon as she touched the door handle. And rightly so. But I still wanted to scold the lady for shouting. Clearly... she didn't understand:

Without the wardrobe there would be no story.

You probably see where I'm going with this.

Today I cried out to God to heal a situation in my life. Like really, really cried. Desperate tears. As I told Him about my anxieties, I felt His response... without the wardrobe there would be no story.

So here I stand on the threshold of all He has for me. My fingers grasp the door handle... my heart pounds. Unlike Lucy, I am somewhat aware of what is ahead.

I walk through this door on purpose.

As I take my first steps everything inside of me screams, No! Don't do it little girl!

But my heart argues. My heart knows that... without the wardrobe there would be no story.

Jesus -- let this be Your story.


Laura said...

That is so amazingly beautiful! (and as usual, just what I needed to read today) Thanks for sharing!

Laura N. Farrar said...

Wow. get this! In fact, I just got back from our youth summer camp, and I was breaking about one of my girl's situations, and some of my own...and wow...Without the wardrobe, there would be no story. That is so so so so incredibly true. <3

Fridaydreamer said...

Very, very rich BJ--I know that line, "Without the wardrobe there would be no story," will come to me over and over again! Thank you!

Judi via Facebook said...

I loved this! ♥

Amanda via Facebook said...

Wow... All I can say.

BJ Hamrick said...

Laura Lou (now that I know who you are) - Thank YOU for commenting. <3

The OTHER Laura - Thanks for sharing. I remember that was one thing that really hit me hard every summer at camp... those girls had been through so much. Hang in there... there's so much adventure on the other side of that door.

Shaunie - Thanks so much... and thanks to Jesus for carrying us through those doors so many times.

Judi - You're the best.

Amanda - You're the other best. ;)

I know all about waiting--for the right guy, for high school to end, for my boobs to come in (two out of three ain't bad).

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